General Tso’s chicken. Beef and broccoli. Chow fun. These staples can be found at almost any Chinese restaurant. But there are many more delicious options beyond the usual lineup of American Chinese fare. From spicy Sichuan cooking to dim sum, the depth of Chinese cuisine is on full display at the following 20 spots. And while Chinatown is the mecca, there are also great places on the North Side and even the suburbs. The latest additions to the list include Lao Peng You, D Cuisine, and Jade Court.
As of January 23, Chicago restaurants are permitted to serve customers indoors with a 25 percent maximum capacity per room, or 25 people — whichever is fewer. At the same time, despite winter weather, a number of Chicago restaurants continue to offer outdoor seating. Regardless, the state requires reservations for indoor and outdoor dining. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More